31 Aug '12, 11pm

.@DeptofDefense Partners with Cities, Countries on Biosurveillance

.@DeptofDefense Partners with Cities, Countries on Biosurveillance

DOD Partners with Cities, Countries on Biosurveillance By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2012 – In line with the first National Biosurveillance Strategy released last month, the Defense Department is working with U.S. cities and countries around the world to enhance capabilities needed to detect and track a range of natural or intentional global disease outbreaks. Sandia National Laboratory researcher Mark Tucker examines two petri dishes in 1999. On the left is one with a simulant of anthrax growing in it and on the right is one treated with the decontaminating formulation developed at Sandia. Photo by Randy Montoya, courtesy of Sandia National Laboratory (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Biosurveillance involves using experts and a range of technologies to systematically gather, analyze and inte...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117716

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